Frequent Small Meals presents
a house concert
Sunday, May 9, 2010
in the Frequent Small Meals performance space
located at 522 Grant St SE, 30312 (in Atlanta's Grant Park)
Whether it's a polyrhythmic groove on juju magic, a playful
musing on the rhythm of the heartbeat, a march about the mating season of
tarantulas, a swing on spring fever, or rockin' and rollin' with a ride on the
happiness train, Terry, Becky & Elise cook from the minute they hit the stage.
Imagine Laurie Anderson, Janis Joplin, and Edith Piaf taking a turn from
Starhawk and then from Dr. Seuss, and you'll have some idea of the mad and
moving musical adventures created with the rhythms of the natural world and
experiments with language and sound. Bringing three uniquely different voices to
the blend, Terry, Becky & Elise's harmonies spread a web of joy and the delight
of singing together. The threesome's workshops play with improvisation and
original songs, and their concerts are famous for transforming the audience,
even self-professed "non-singers," into a glorious choir.
Reservations are required for this concert: Please email your name, contact info, and number in your party to
info at frequentsmallmeals dot com.
is an internationally known singer, songwriter, composer, producer, and teacher.
Her recording career dates back to the late 1960s in San Francisco, when she and
Toni Brown formed the acclaimed rock group
of Cooking. Garthwaite has produced
recordings by numerous other artists including Ferron’s album Shadows on a Dime
(awarded four stars by Rolling Stone).
In performance, Terry has shared the stage with such artists as BB King, Janis
Joplin, Bonnie Raitt, The Band, Allen Ginsberg, Santana, Rosalie Sorrels and
writer Bobbie Hawkins at venues that include Carnegie Hall, the Joseph Papp
Theater, the Hollywood Bowl, and Canadian Folk Festivals. In 1992 she recorded
her critically acclaimed Affirhythms - rhythmic affirmation chantsongs, and
followed it in 2000 with Sacred Circles, songs of hope and heart. She is
currently writing a memoir of her life in music.
voice is familiar to the millions of people who heard her singing on the Charlie
Brown TV specials in the 1970s and '80s. During that time, she was a regular
performer at acoustic venues in the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as a studio
singer for many national TV and radio commercials, and co-composer with Judy
Munsen of the album The Love Reaction. Drawn to New Mexico in the early 90's,
Becky began writing rounds and songs about the rhythms and cycles of the natural
world. Over the past 15 years these songs have come to be sung widely in song
circles across the US and the UK, and are treasured for their ability to move
singers and listeners to ancient places of pleasure and healing in themselves
and the community created by singing together.
Becky teaches and performs nationwide and this year was invited to bring her
songs about the stars and moon to the NASA-sponsored Chaco Educators Institute
in Astronomy. She lives in Taos, New Mexico, and teaches an on-going class, The
Joy of Singing Harmony, and is cultivating the use of improvised singing and
movement to illuminate and resolve conflict. Her songs and rounds are collected
on her CDs: Follow the Motion, Songs for a Walk, and Inside the Outside, and on
Natural Rhythms, with Terry Garthwaite and special guest Elise Witt.
The producer of the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage calls
"a performer to remember with international savvy & personal charm." Elise was
born in Switzerland, raised in North Carolina, and since 1977 has made her home
in Atlanta. She speaks five languages fluently, sings in over a dozen more, and
has been a cultural ambassador to South Africa, Italy, Nicaragua, Switzerland,
and China. A songwriter and composer, she recently released the Elise Witt
Choral Series, and has just released Valise, her 11th recording for EMWorld
Records. Elise has studied with master of improvisation Bobby McFerrin, and in
2008 was part of a 16-voice international vocal ensemble with Rhiannon (founding
member of Bobby McFerrin's Voicestra). Elise has earned a reputation as a
masterful educator, encouraging even the shyest singers to revel in their
voices. As a Residency Artist, she works with students in elementary schools
through universities, as well as with professional ensembles and community
groups. Her workshops and concerts use music as a language to celebrate our
cultural diversity while appreciating our connections as one human family.
Sliding scale admission
$8-48 (be affordable and generous). All proceeds to the musicians.
Frequent Small Meals performance space:
522 Grant St SE, Atlanta, GA, 30312
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